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Pilatus PC-12  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1994
Maiden Flight: 31 May 1991
Total Production: 1,700
Also Known As: PC-12 NG, PC-12 NGX, PC-12 Spectre and Pilatus PC-12 Eagle
Origin: Switzerland
Corporations: Pilatus Aircraft* and PZL-Swidnik (Assembly of fuselage and wing cells beginning in 2011)   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: Pilatus PC-12
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1994
Maiden Flight: 31 May 1991
Total Production: 1,700
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Description: The Pilatus PC-12 is a small, single-engine, passenger turboprop aircraft intended to fulfill commuter, executive and freight transport missions as well as for police and military special missions. Pilatus Aircraft performed the maiden flight of the PC-12 prototype on May 31, 1991. Type certification was awarded in 1994 with first customer deliveries following soon after. Including a single pilot, the Pilatus PC-12 can transport up to nine passengers in its commuter variant or six in its executive variant. The Pilatus PC-12 aircraft is powered by a single Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67P engine rated at 1,200-shp, early models were powered by PT6A-67B turboprop. The engine drives a four-blade Hartzell propeller. The PC-12 features a landing gear designed for grass and unprepared airfields; enclosed lavatory (executive version); winglets for fuel economy; Honeywell Primus Apex avionics; and a large cargo door available for the freight variant.

In October 2006, Pilatus Aircraft announced its next generation PC-12 (PC-12 NG) that will featuring a fully integrated Honeywell Primus Apex avionics system; a new cockpit designed by BMW Group Designworks USA; a more powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A engine; dual-zone Environmental Control System for increased cockpit and cabin comfort; a fully automatic digital Cabin Pressurization Control System which requires no input from the pilot; and a fully redundant Power Generation and Distribution System. Type certification award was expected in early 2008. As of 2007, Pilatus Aircraft had delivered more than 700 PC-12s. In October 2019, Pilatus launched the third generation PC-12 NGX aircraft featuring improved engine (PT6E-67XP), avionics and cabin design. The PC-12 NGX first deliveries are planned for the second quarter of 2020. As of October 2019, the worldwide PC-12 fleet includes over 1,700 aircraft.

Pilatus PC-12 Specifications

Crew: 1
Number of Engines: 1
Passengers: 8
Propeller Blades: 4
Wing Area: 25.8 square meter (278 square foot)
Height: 4.26 meter (168 inch)
Length: 14.4 meter (567 inch)
Propeller Diameter: 2.67 meter (105 inch)
Wingspan: 16.3 meter (53 foot)
Ceiling: 30,000 foot (9,144 meter)
Landing Run Distance: 558 meter (1,831 foot)
Max Range: 1,600 nautical mile (1,842 mile)
Take Off Run Distance: 808 meter (2,651 foot)
Max Power at TakeOff: 1,200 shp (895 kW)
Climb Rate: 1,920 fpm (9.79 mps)
Cruise Speed: 280 knot (518 kph)
Stall Speed: 66 knot (122 kph)
Flight Endurance: 5 hour (300 minute)
Empty Weight: 2,974 kilogram (6,556 pound)
Max Landing Weight: 4,500 kilogram (9,921 pound)
Max Takeoff Weight: 4,740 kilogram (10,450 pound)
Payload: 1,036 kilogram (2,284 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Pilatus PC-12 News

There are 16 news between
25 Sep 2007 and 23 Oct 2019
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Wednesday, October 23, 2019Pilatus PC-12 NGX Scores First Three Orders
Tuesday, October 22, 2019Pilatus PC-12 NGX Third Generation Turboprop Airplane to Enter Service by Mid 2020
Pratt & Whitney Launches the PT6E Turboprop Engine
Tuesday, February 11, 2014Pilatus Enhances PC-12 NG for 2014
Thursday, July 15, 2010Pilatus Delivers 1000th PC-12 Aircraft
Monday, July 5, 2010Finnish Air Force Takes Delivery of First PC-12 NG Aircraft
Tuesday, March 30, 2010PZL Swidnik to Assemble Pilatus PC-12 Fuselage and Wing Cells
Monday, November 23, 2009US Bureau of Land Management Selects Pilatus PC-12 Turboprop
Thursday, July 23, 2009Phoenix Police Department Selects Pilatus PC-12 Spectre
Thursday, April 30, 2009Pilatus Delivers 900th PC-12 Turboprop

Operators & Related Equipment

Bulgarian Air Force operates one Pilatus PC-12 M
Six PC-12 NG aircraft purchased by Finnish Air Force in April 2009 as liaison aircraft
Aircraft ordered by Dexter
United States of America?
Aircraft ordered by Western Aircraft; Phoenix Police Department (PC-12 Spectre); Department of the Interior�s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) (1)

Grand Total 711
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